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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bunnies & Pink Couches

Our eldest adopted a sweet baby lop eared bunny for Christmas ….     and I spotted a pink, antique couch in a local thrift store a few days ago – bring in some wonderful help {Thank you, Kate and my inlaws!!}, we have a new couch on which to sit, drink tea, read books…

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A Happy Christmas to you…!

The days are quickly filled with the smells of cookies baking, the joy of having loved ones coming from afar for the holidays and finishing up details of our homemade Christmas gifts …. we are excited and grateful to celebrate another Christmas Day together with our family and friends. Blessed and thankful beyond words. To…

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Homemade & Old Time Families…

Since 99% of our Christmas gifts are homemade each year, the ideas, the sorting and gathering, the creating and the packaging, it all involves the children helping. I think, in some small way, this helps in reinforcing the meaning of “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” The girls love to see others open…

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{Traditions}

‚ÄúCelebrations are the ritualized interruptions in the continuum of daily life which remind us who we are, where we came from and where we are going.” Milo Shannon-Thornberry It’s something my brother, sister and I did as children growing up. Every Christmas, we decorated gingerbread houses. Nothing too unique in this tradition but it stays…

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{Baby #6’s First Photo}

Yesterday, two days after my birthday (what a sweet little birthday present!) we had the precious chance to see baby #6 through the magic of an ultrasound. {For those who are wondering – let me just say … your heart only grows with more love for each child! You do NOT ever run out of…

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